Scholarship Guide 2021 Vol. 1

Publisher’s Note

First and foremost, I want to warmly wish our SG readers a Happy New Year! Fresh starts are always something to look forward to. More so, when the past year has been a whirlwind, with many businesses closing down and the labour market loosening up. If anything, the last months have served as a timely reminder of how important it is to embrace change – whether proactively or circumstantially. We hope that many of you have found a way to harmonise studying or working from home during this challenging time. If not, we hope this publication will serve as an informative tool to help you put your best foot forward this year.

With or without a pandemic, the school and business landscape have been rapidly transforming to keep up with the growing opportunities and challenges presented globally. The introduction of new products and practices in businesses and schools, are moving us into another era of greater possibilities. Times are changing and it does not necessarily have to be a bad thing. As we approach a paradigm shift in the way we learn and work, I believe that if we effectively ride the wave of change instead of resisting and running away from it in apprehension, our best days will be found ahead of us.

In this magazine, we explore the current issues circling in the virtual world such as tips to ace an online interview and how to navigate life-altering career decisions. With insights into popular topics of today, I hope you are able to leverage on this information for your benefit. Against the backdrop of the widespread pandemic, I am optimistic that our adaptation and efforts of today will beget the success of tomorrow.

With that, our team has also included articles shedding light on how locals are rising above the odds during this difficult time, finding the silver lining amidst the chaos and the multiple ways Covid-19 is impacting schools and business worldwide, amongst other relevant content. I hope you find these pages informative and inspiring to your career needs. The time to learn and develop ourselves personally and professionally is now. While some good things have been seen amidst the uncertainty, I believe that better things lie ahead in our future.

In the spirit of putting our best foot forward, our team is constantly working hard to provide you with the latest updates to support and catalyst your scholarship journey. With an expanding collection of quality content ranging from scholarship applications to mastering school life and understanding the working world, we endeavour to be your chosen expert for all scholarship-related matters. Together, we can forge ahead to a brighter future without the unnecessary strain and stress.

As always, my team and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year ahead.